|University Dining Services Mission Statement
Our mission is to foster diversity and inclusion, culture change and professional development which, in turn, will empower our employees to leverage their unique skills and talents. Thus, create a dining experience through our interaction with staff, students and employees that reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Sodexo Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Mission
Just as Sodexo is a leader in the food and facilities management industry, we are committed to promoting and fostering equal opportunity for employees in all operations of our company. Sodexo believes that diversity and inclusion is a fundamental and indispensable objective, which strengthens our company, maximizes the investment of our shareholders, and prepares us to lead in the 21st Century.
Sodexo is fully committed to ensuing not only compliance with the equal opportunity laws, but also a deeper commitment to the principle that diversity and inclusion will help us realize our greatest potential as a company and maximize the potential of all of our employees.
Sodexo’s Diversity Vision Statement
Diversity and Inclusion is an inherent part of our culture and business growth. The energy and talent at all levels of the organization is unleashed, resulting in innovative solutions that contribute to a spirit of team, service and progress. With diversity and inclusion as a competitive advantage, Sodexo is an employer of choice and the benchmark for customers, clients and communities.
||DiversityInc magazine recently ranked Sodexo No. 1 amoung the nation’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 2010.
Leadership in the Support of Diversity and Inclusion Award
Five of our management team members Melissa Zelazny, Paul Bahan, Tom Oliver, Liz McCarthy and Tom Fondakowski
were awarded the National Award for Leadership in Support for Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Spirit of
Sodexo Awards. The team was honored in October 2007 at the Annual District Managers meeting held in Orlando, Florida.
The award recognized an individual or a team for demonstrating respect for diversity amoung employee and customer
populations, while exemplifying Sodexo's Missions and Values. Our team was recognized for their diversity activities
around training, menu writing, hiring, programming and promotions.
Champions of Diversity Award
Paul Bahan was cited by Sodexo Education Services as a Champion of Diversity for work in fostering diversity and
inclusion in the workplace. Sodexo's Champion of Diversity is a quarterly recognition program that recognizes employees
who go above and beyond to advance diversity and inclusion at Sodexo. Paul incorporates several facets of diversity in
his role as Marketing Director. He incorporates kosher dining options on the menu, offers diversity topics at meetings,
participates in an ongoing UVM Diversity Services, implements promotions and programs such as Global Chef and arranges
for donations of food and services for a number of campus events on behalf of University Dining Services.